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Leopards & Cosmos Remain In Play-Off Spots, Ubuntu Out Of Drop Zone

National First Division Wrap

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 08, 2018 05:36 PM

National First Division champions Highlands Park hammered University of Pretoria 5-1, Black Leopards maintained second spot with a 1-0 victory over Uthongathi FC, while Jomo Cosmos easily beat Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC 3-1.

Read: Rampant Highlands Park Promoted To The Absa Premiership

In addition, Ubuntu Cape Town moved out of the relegation zone after whacking Super Eagles 3-0 and Witbank Spurs overpowered Cape Town All Stars 1-0.

The Lions of the North, thanks to goals from Sphiwe Mahlangu, Moeketsi Sekola, Lindokuhle Mbatha, Peter Shalulile and Vukile Mngqibisa, made their triumphant return to the lucrative PSL with for four games to play, having acquired 59 points out of a possible 78.

AmaTuks, for whom Chemon Petersen scored, now has a goal difference of -10 and are completely out of the race for a place in the playoffs.

On the other hand, Lidoda Duvha secured their 44th point – 15 behind Highlands – and look one of the favourites to finish in the top three.

Ivan Mahangwahaya was their hero with a late winner but Uthongathi’s NFD status hangs in the balance.

Ezenkosi, with successful efforts from Ananias Gebhardt, Tebogo Mabula and Lefa Hlongwane, held onto that vital play-off position, whereas TTM sunk further down the log.

Another team on the brink of relegation is Super Eagles following yet another home loss as Ubuntu opened the scoring via Waseem Isaacs before Khanyisa Mayo hit a well-deserved brace to lift his team a point clear.

Siyavutha kept their top-three hopes alive following Sibusiso Dlamini’s strike in Parow, where Igugu Lekapa lost for the first time this year.

Real Kings, who not long ago were just six points behind Highlands, dropped further out of contention after a goalless draw with Mbombela United in KZN, while Stellenbosch FC and Royal Eagles could only manage a goal each at the Athlone Stadium.

The match between Mthatha Bucks and Richards Bay also ended all square at 2-2 with the Eastern Cape outfit leveling matters in the 94th minute.

This was a result neither side wanted especially Bucks, who are 6 points from safety with a mere 12 to play for.


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MaTshepiso Joined: 21 Jan 2011
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MaTshepiso Apr 09, 2018 10:45 AM
@ThivhonaliM1995 ...It will happen. I DONT WANT TO SEE Black LEOPARDS IN THE PLAYOFFS. THEY HAVE BEEN IN PLAY-OFFS EVERY YEAR AND THEY ALWAYS FUMBLE. THEY MUST GIVE ANOTHER TEAM A CHANCE.
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MaTshepiso Apr 09, 2018 10:44 AM
@Mpho wa Cosmos ...hahahaha. Khune still suffering from that thunderbolt from Macuphu Mxolisi. Mxolisi sent him sebodu..
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MaTshepiso Apr 09, 2018 10:42 AM
@Herbovich ...I am not joking. Highlands Park will humiliate Black Leopards.
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EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Apr 09, 2018 09:14 AM
Well done Da Gama and Freese for a sterling job of promoting Highlands Park. I hope the management will not temper with the winning combination of changing the technical team.
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ThivhonaliM1995 Apr 09, 2018 08:33 AM
you dreaming during the daylight and it wont happen.Black Leopard is number 2 and will play play-offs. ulora masiari muthu uya dirundela marukhu ari khaswa.
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Mpho wa Cosmos Joined: 24 Mar 2018
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 08, 2018 09:20 PM
My Team doing well. Reminder our Macuphu killed Khune again yesterday
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Herbovich Joined: 06 Mar 2012
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Herbovich Apr 08, 2018 08:31 PM
@MaTshepiso you are joking, Black Leopards will draw or lose against Highlands Park but will definitley beat Cosmos
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MaTshepiso Apr 08, 2018 06:57 PM
Jomo Cosmos will win all four remainig games and Black Leopards will stumble. Not only Highlands Park will beat them, they will also loose against Jomo Cosmos. So Witbank Spurs must capitilize on that. I want to see them fighting in playoffs.
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MaTshepiso Apr 08, 2018 06:51 PM
Real Kings is feeling the heat. By the time they recover, it will be late.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Apr 08, 2018 06:49 PM
Eish Uthongathi fc n Real kings fc why they fail to mantain their form

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